17 Cinco de Mayo Drinks That Are Easy to Make at Home (and Aren't All Margaritas)

We’re ready to fiestaaaaa. (*Said in Kristen Wiig Bridesmaids voice*) But seriously, Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. To get in the mood, swoon over the following 17 festive sips, then make them come May 5.

The Ultimate Spring Cocktail Guide

Avocado Margaritas

They’re not just for toast anymore.


White Sangria Recipe With Peaches And Berries

This oldie but goodie will be everywhere this summer.

Zesty Lime Mojitos

Large-batch cocktails mean you’re not stuck playing bartender all night.

Pink Señorita

With grapefruit and cranberry juices and simple syrup, this drink is the perfect mix of sweet and sour.

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We couldn’t decide which to drink, so we combined them. (And it’s surprisingly tasty.) 

Honeydew-raspberry Agua Frescas

FYI: This refreshing blend is a mocktail.

Watermelon Tequila Slush

Aka what we want to drink from now until September.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa

We won’t judge if you start sipping pre-noon.

Blackberry Habanero Margarita

Just the right amount of spice.

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Rum-spiked Horchata

These are just as delicious without the alcohol, in case you were wondering.

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Pineapple Paloma

We like to think of this as Reese Witherspoon in cocktail form: sweet, bright and effervescent.

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Cucumber Agua Fresca

These are alcohol-free, but a splash of vodka would never hurt our feelings.

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Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule

Don’t be fooled by the hot pink—these have a nice little kick of jalapeño.

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White Sangria With Peaches And Berries

There’s fruit in, so you can drink it before noon. 

Classic Margaritas

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional.

Raspberry Moscato Sangria

Pretty (and delicious) in pink.

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